Sunday, January 17, 2010

Oh the places you'll go...

Patriots Saints Football
(AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Ryan Moore)

As you know, I was born and raised here in Louisiana, so by default, I'm a fan of the New Orleans Saints. Now, I don't have any brothers, and my dad is from Germany, where football is a sport that you actually use your feet, so I don't remember American football being a big tradition on Sunday's in my house (though the World Cup always was), but as I grew up and started dating, I realized that football is really friggin important to American guys. Husband is a major Saints fan, and this season I've actually gotten really into the games. Mostly because I actually understand what 1st and 10 means now. The Saints have had a truly beautiful season, but my favorite part? Number 19, Devery Henderson. Devery and I graduated from the same school, he a year after me. A fairly large school (1200 kids, 9-12), in a not so big town (17,000). I remember him vaguely, I think we may have had a class together, but other than that, we weren't friends or anything. I wasn't really interested in high school football (if you saw our record, you wouldn't blame me), but I have to say, it's FANTASTIC seeing a guy from my home town on our state's football team. And not just ON the team, but one of the shining stars. It's not often that I get the swell of pride in where I live, but when the Saints play, it's one of those times. Good luck next week boys, and no matter what, we are all so proud!